Online Casino and Gambling News: May 2016

Sweet Party jackpot hit for million pound payday

Earlier today the Casino Listings jackpot tracker detected an enormous £990,332 payday for one lucky player on Playtech's Sweet Party progressive jackpot game. The prize works out to be equivalent to €1.26 million or $1.41 million at today's exchange rates.

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Betsafe releases first Apple TV live roulette app

Betsafe Apple TV roulette

Betsafe, a subsidiary of Swedish online gambling group Betsson AB, has released what it is calling the world's first live, real money, roulette gambling app for the Apple TV. The app allows players to play for real money using the Apple TV's Siri remote or a companion iPhone app.

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Nyx Gaming completes £270m OpenBet acquisition

A month after announcing the intention to acquire online gambling platform supplier OpenBet from Vitruvian Partners LLP, Nyx Gaming has released a statement confirming that the £270 million deal is now finalised.

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PokerStars Inks e-Gaming Sponsorship Deal With Team Liquid

Internet poker giant PokerStars has announced that it has signed a sponsorship deal with e-Sports group Team Liquid, which will see some of the team's players integrating online poker into their gaming patterns.

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Betclic Re-enters Belgian Market

Internet betting group Betclic Everest has announced that they are gearing up to re-enter the Belgian online gaming market after they obtained a proper betting license through the Belgian Gambling Commission.

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$1,486,443 Millionaire Genie Jackpot Won at 888

Internet casino 888 hosted another huge win this week when a punter playing the classic slot Millionaire Genie won the game's progressive jackpot for an astronomical $1,486,443 prize.

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$2,369,618 Gladiator Jackpot Won

On Friday a punter playing the Playtech video slot Gladiator took home the game's progressive jackpot for $2,369,618, allowing Maximus to finally have his revenge against the Roman Emperor.

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$680,443 Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot Progressive Won

On Thursday night a punter playing the Playtech slot Frankie Dettori's Magic Jackpot won the game's progressive jackpot prize for a huge $680,443 sum.

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Man Cheated Bankruptcy Laws to Gamble

This week a federal jury convicted an Alabama businessman on two counts of bankruptcy fraud after he was found to conceal assets from the firm to gamble.

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Intralot Revenues Sag in First Quarter

European betting firm Intralot SA has released their first quarter 2016 financial results, noting a 3.6% decline in revenues due to what it is claiming is poor performance in Australia.

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